Thursday, May 14, 2015

Coffee Cake

Homemade Coffee Cake

Like coffee cake? Well, this one takes the cake for sure. Eat it plain with the crumb topping or place a dollop of whipping cream or icing or hey, make that caramel sauce from yesterday's post! Yum. Full recipe to follow pictures. 

Serve plain or make a frosting from
powdered sugar and cream
In a large mixing bowl, add 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
I used dark brown sugar

Add in 2 1/2 cups flour
I used King Arthur unbleached
all purpose flour
Add 1/2 tsp salt
Cut in 2/3 cup butter or shortening
I used Land O Lakes salted butter

Cut in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs,
remove 1/2 cup crumb mixture
set aside

add 2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
to remaining mixture in bowl
In a second mixing bowl
beat 2 eggs lightly with a fork, then add 1 1/3 cups buttermilk or sour milk
I used 1 tbsp vinegar and finished the 1 1/3 cup with half and half
add the wet ingredients into the dry, stir just to combine well.
Because of the butter, it will be slightly lumpy.
Pour batter into prepared (sprayed with cooking spray, I use Pam)
9 x 13 inch baking dish
Sprinkle on reserved crumb mixture
Bake at 350 degrees (preheated)
35 minutes baking time
Hot from the oven! 35 minutes was perfect in my oven.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Bake time 35 minutes makes 18 servings total time about 45 minutes

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter or shortening
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 beaten eggs
1 1/3   cups buttermilk or sour milk
1/2 cups chopped nuts optional 

Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 pan set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, brown sugar and salt, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup crumb mixture. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg into remaining crumb mixture. 

In another mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs and add buttermilk. Mix to combine. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients all at once. Mix well and pour into prepared pan. Top with reserved crumb mixture and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees 35-40 minutes, test with a toothpick. Serve warm. 

Recipe on page 308 Better Homes and Gardens new baking book 1998

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